Know Your Rights and Obligations as a Horse Owner

Owning a horse can be a profitable, pleasurable, experience, however there are also some important duties, responsibilities and rights that can’t be overlooked. Horses are wonderful animals, but, like any animal, they are often unpredictable. Letting someone ride for pleasure, show or training puts the owner at risk of potential liability for injury, but horse owners also have rights in their contractual relationships with boarding stables, trainers and veterinary services. Start off your horse ownership experience right. Make sure you get sound, knowledgeable advice and representation from an experienced New York horse owner attorney at Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP. Our team of New York equine lawyers is ready to answer all of your legal questions about the duties and rights of horse owners. We are your comprehensive New York equine law firm, offering a full range of legal services that horse owners & trainers need for a great ownership experience. Call us at 845-764-9656 or toll free at 866-303-9595 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a consultation about:

  • Safety and liability issues
  • Leasing a horse
  • Shipping your horse
  • Breeding rights
  • Purchasing a horse
  • Equine business transactions

What You Can Expect From a Stable or Boarding Farm

As farms became less profitable in the recent past, many local farmers have turned their land into boarding stables. The proper care and husbandry of a horse requires more than turning it out to pasture for a few hours a day. Horse owners have a right to expect appropriate care, including feeding, stall conditions, veterinary services and exercise. Before you sign a boarding agreement or training contract, bring it to us. We will explain the provisions of the contract and make sure you get the quality of care your horse needs and deserves. To own a horse means that you take on special rights and responsibilities under the law. Get the sound legal advice and knowledgeable representation you can count on. Contact us to arrange a consultation with an experienced New York equine law attorney at Jacobowitz and Gubits. We have offices in Walden and Monticello and we represent horse owners throughout New York.